Our people

INF Australia is powered by a love for Nepal and its people.

We're committed to responding in faith and reaching out in love beside our partners in some of Nepal's most disadvantaged communities.

We're an inclusive organisation, harnessing the skills and commitment of volunteers and staff from across Australia.

Meet the team

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Richard Reeve

CEO

“INF do amazing work in Nepal, reaching people marginalised by poverty, stigma and disabilities in remote locations in Western Nepal. I’ve loved Nepal, the mountains, the people and INF since the first time I arrived and it’s now a privilege to be able to serve in the team, raising awareness of the needs in Nepal with our Australian audience.” Richard has been on the board for INF Australia for 5 years and has been appointed the role of CEO since 2024. Richard and his family served with INF in Nepal from 2001 to 2006 and have remained committed supporters of INF since that time. Richard is an FCPA and is currently studying a Masters in Leadership with Deakin University.

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Santosh Nepali

Nepal Programs Manager

"I always wanted to serve the people in Nepal who are poor and marginalised. INF Australia has provided me an opportunity to serve people back in Nepal despite being away from home. It's an absolute pleasure to work with the passion-driven, professional team of INF Australia." Santosh joined the Nepal Programs team in 2021. With a degree in Sociology and Rural Development, Santosh has a wealth of experience in project management, leadership, and cross-cultural awareness training.

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Neriyes Chhetri

Program Support Officer

“It's amazing to see the love INF Australia’s team have for Nepal. Serving people in need has always been my passion - it is a such a privilege to do the work that I am passionate about." Neriyes has recently finished her Bachelor in Social Science (Community service). Her internship placement with INF Australia inspired her to work for the community that she cares for and her new role is providing valuable insights into how she can make a positive difference in the lives of marginalised communities.

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Roger Thompson

Finance Manager

“Working closely with a small group of staff in Sydney who have mainly previously worked in Nepal and are very committed to assisting groups and communities in Nepal and seeing the loyalty of donors and supporters is very rewarding”. Finance Manager since October 2020, Roger has over 30 years experience in commerce and the profession with roles in two well known NFP’s over the past 12 years. Roger has Chartered Accountant and Bachelor of Commerce qualifications.

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Peggy Franks

Volunter Support Consultant

"I value volunteering with a team of dedicated staff at INF Australia whose focus is on serving the poor and marginalised in Nepal. I love that INF Australia values and appreciates the gifts and talents a volunteer brings to the organisation." Peggy has a wealth of experience serving in Nepal as well as providing professional and pastoral support to expatriate volunteers serving cross-culturally. She is completing an MA in Member Care and provides coaching and mentoring to volunteers working in Nepal.

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Merv Walsh

Office and Supporter Engagement Coordinator

“I am happy to be engaged in good works prepared in advance for me to do (Eph 2:10)” Merv has high-level senior management experience and began with INF Australia to invest in an area of great personal value. 

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Stephanie Cole

Company Secretary

"God opened the door for me, when I least expected it in 2022, to work with INF Australia- it has been a blessing and privilege to serve God in this way. Life is never dull with INF Australia!” Stephanie is an experienced solicitor and holds a Masters degree in law. Stephanie serves as the Company Secretary for INF Australia.

Our Board

INF Australia’s Board members are committed Christians who volunteer time and skills to oversee the organisation’s governance, direction and accountability.

Ravi Underwood

Board Chair

Finance and Risk Committee

CFO and business manager

William Hood

Deputy Chair

Fundraising & Policy Committees

Manager Library and Information Services, Moore College

Richard Reeve

Finance and Risk Committee

FCPA, Endorsed Minister, Churches of Christ NSW

Nicola McGunnigle

Policy Committee

Environmental Scientist and PhD student

Kate Clark

Partnerships Committee

GP and Travel Medicine specialist

Richard Groves

Finance and Risk Committee

Chief Risk Officer, Volt Bank

Rudra Paudel

Fundraising Committee

Church elder, owner/manager Red Rooster